Category Ice Hockey

Utilizing The Coaches Site for Youth Hockey

The Coaches Site can help improve your coaching, regardless of level. Here’s a breakdown of why. Recently, I helped onboard 15 coaches from my home organization onto The Coaches Site. One of the most common questions I got from these…

The Myth of the Parent Coach

Coaching youth hockey is no easy task, and rightfully so. Both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada require minimal training, nominal fees, and do this yearly for as long as you plan to coach. That doesn’t even include the fact that…

Building Relationships

We hear a lot about relationships between coaches and players and how they help build winning teams. Carolina Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour was quoted as saying “I think coaching has become more about the way you relate to players…

Finding Your Team Identity

When our rink was given the go-ahead to open up for training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to have fully functional team practices for some time and were not allowed to plan games. This made finding our…

Creating A Winning Culture Through Fun

It seems no matter what age group you coach there is an expectation to create a winning culture, and for many that seems to come from doing things “the way they’ve always been done” which means practices right out of…